HMD Global has launched an affordable handset alongside the C21 duo called the Nokia C2 2nd edition. The new smartphone is a successor to the original C2, but improvements are offset by downgrades.

Nokia C2 2nd edition

A major upgrade is the metal chassis, protecting it against daily knocks than the plastic C2 was. However, things go downhill from here.

The 5.7” display was downgraded to 480 x 960 px resolution (18:9), down from 720 x 1,440 px. And that’s not all, the 5MP selfie camera was replaced by a 2MP unit (that still has a dedicated LED flash). The 5MP camera on the rear remains untouched.

The new model also has a smaller battery, 2,400 mAh (down from 2,800mAh) with support for basic 5W charging over microUSB. By the way, this is one of the few phones that still offers a removable battery. Also, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack.

It seems that the Nokia C2 2nd edition is powered by a new chipset with a quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU, but that’s about all we know about it. Well, we do know that it will run Android 11 Go Edition (with a promise of 2 years of security patches) and that it supports 4G connectivity (Cat. 4). It is paired with 1GB or 2GB of RAM, plus 32GB storage.

Nokia C2 2nd edition 1

Both the single and dual-SIM versions of the phone have a dedicated microSD card slot.

Nokia C2 2nd edition Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps


  • Announced: 2022, February 28
  • Status: Exp. release 2022, March


  • Dimensions: 154 x 75.9 x 10 mm (6.06 x 2.99 x 0.39 in)
  • Weight: 180 g (6.35 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • Colors: Dark Blue, Warm Gray
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Type: IPS LCD
  • Size: 5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 (~71.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~188 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 11 (Go edition)


  • Chipset:
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.5 GHz
  • GPU:
  • Storage: 32GB 1GB RAM, 32GB 2GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • eMMC 5.1


  • Main Camera: Single – 5 MP
  • Features: LED flash, panorama
  • Video: 720p@30fps
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 2 MP
  • Features: LED flash
  • Video: 720p


  • Radio: Wireless FM radio
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
  • NFC: No
  • USB: microUSB 2.0


  • Sensors: Accelerometer


  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion 2400 mAh, removable

Nokia C2 2nd edition Price and Availability

Nokia C2 2nd edition in Warm Grey and Dark Blue

The C2 Gen 2 will be available in Warm Grey and Dark Blue color options. The starting price of this device is €79, or $88 for the 1GB/32GB version. The 2GB/32GB version costs €109 ($121)


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